Fire Pixie

Fire Dancing Shows - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to common questions about our fire dancing shows, and some more specifics about how it works.

How long does the fire show usually last?

Our fire dancing show length (and prices) are based on the number of  fire dancers you book. With one fire dancer the show generally lasts about 10-15 minutes, a 2  fire dancer show lasts 15-20 minutes, and a 3-5  fire dancer show lasts 25-30 minutes.

We can be flexible with the length of the fire show, and will do our best to accommodate your event.

For ambient fire dancing shows, we charge by the hour, with a 30 minute minimum booking time.


What are your rates for your fire act?

Our fire dancing show rates are based on the number of dancers you book and vary depending on the act, your city, and the number of sets you want. Prices always include at least one fire safety person in addition to the fire dancers, and $2MM worth of insurance per fire performer.  It also includes our high powered PA system, if needed.

Rates for fire dancing shows start at $349 for a solo show, and you can expect to pay an additional $200-$250 for each additional firedancer.  Some shows are highly choreographed and more involved, so they cost a little more, and some are simple and easy for us so we keep our prices as low as possible.

To get a customized fire show rate-quote, fill out our rate request form and we'll get back to you right away.

Can I see more videos of your fire dancing show before I book?

Yes!  We have lots of fire dancing videos on our youtube channel.  Please take a look!

How far in advance do I need to book your fire act?

We start booking 3 months in advance, but we can often handle requests for just a few days away. To get your first choice of times and acts, it's best to give 3-4 weeks lead-time.

Our busiest times are Friday and Saturday evenings just after sunset. Later nights and weeknights tend to be a bit more open.

Call us at (510) 367-4517 or fill out the rate request form to find out our availability.

How much space do you need for your fire show?

We require a 12 x 12 ft space, minimum, for a solo fire dancing show. Larger shows with more fire dancers require 18x18 ft minimum. If the event is indoors, we need a ceiling height of at least 15-18 feet.

There should be at least two clear and unobstructed exits from the fire performance area (so we don't have to thread our way through a crowd with fuel-covered tools). If the event is indoors, good ventilation is essential.

A secure dressing area where we can store our gear and personal belongings for the duration of the event is optional, but very much appreciated.

We will also need a fueling area that is easily accessible from the stage - a loading dock or side-yard is usually perfect for this.  We fuel up our tools just before the show.

Can you do indoor fire shows?

Yes, we can and have done a lot of indoor shows. We've performed inside the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco in the grand ballroom, inside office conference rooms, and inside dance clubs. For public indoor shows a permit is usually required - see our permits page for more information on obtaining permits.

Do you have performer's insurance?

Yes. Fire Pixie is insured for up to $2MM per dancer through Specialty Insurance Agency.  We can provide a certificate of insurance listing your venue as additional insured for no extra charge.

How dangerous is the fire show? Have you ever had an accident?

For fire dancing shows we always bring at least one dedicated and trained safety person along with us to the show. We have never had an accident at a show where the fire got out of our immediate control, and the only injuries have been minor performer burns (nothing worse than we get while practicing).

Do I need to get a fire permit to have a fire dancer?

If your show is indoors on commercial or public property, you may need to obtain a fire permit. Permit regulations vary by city, and each city has slightly different rules and processes. Find out more about permits on our fire dancing permit page.

I'm not sure what time it will get dark. What time should the fire show start?

Use our sunset clock to calculate sunset and full dark (in the San Francisco Bay Area) on the day of your event.  Full dark generally falls a half hour after sunset, and we often like to start the fire dancing shows just before full dark falls - twilight shows can be really beautiful.

I don't see the theme I want on your website. Do you have any that aren't listed?

The fire dancing show themes we offer on our site are the most popular and most requested by our clients:  

However, we do have a wide array of costumes and love adding new shows.  We've done Roman Toga theme shows, White Party themes, Fire and Ice Themed shows, 20s Flapper theme, Tribal, and Steampunk themed shows, among many others.  Please ask if you don't see what you're looking for.

What's the best way to contact you with my questions?

We are in the office during business hours most days. The best way to reach us is by phone at (510) 367-4517 or via email at We try to respond as soon as we can, but we're generally a little quicker at returning phone calls than emails. If you don't hear from us in a day or two, please feel free to call again - we're probably swamped!